Georgian Salad






The country of Georgia is filled with delicious comforting foods and some of the worlds best and oldest semi-sweet red wines! But they do occasionally enjoy a salad and when they do, its almost always with a walnut dressing. This unique dressing provides a creamy texture with vibrant spices such as marigold petal and blue fenungreek which elevates this salad to a whole new level.



Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields 7 salads


INGREDIENTS



  • 3 medium sized tomatoes chopped

  • 1 cucumber chopped

  • ½ of 1 red onion finely chopped

  • 1/4 Cup parsley finely chopped

  • 1 small bouquet of purple basil (tear into pieces)


  • 2 cloves of garlic minced

  • 2 Tsp Khmeli Suneli

  • 1/2 Cup cup walnuts

  • ½ Cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1/2 of a lemons juice

  • 3 Tbsp water

  • 2 Tsp Svaneti


INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Cut up your vegetables and set aside in a separate bowl.

  2. Place the garlic, Khmeli Sunneli, walnuts and cilantro in a food processor until it turns into a paste.

  3. Add in the vinegar and water slowly until the paste is the consistency of a pesto.

  4. When ready to serve, pour the pesto on the veggies, mix well and sprinkle the Svaneti over top.

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